The crime of Battery with Serious Bodily Injury, also known as “”aggravated battery””, is to willfully and unlawfully use force or violence upon the person of another that results in serious bodily injury. Serious bodily injury is defined as the serious impairment of a physical condition, including concussion, loss of consciousness, impairment of an organ, bone fracture, wound or serious disfigurement. Battery with Serious Bodily Injury Example of Battery with Serious Bodily Injury include getting into a fight which causes injury or pushing someone into a glass door or pushing another person down stairs during an argument. Also see: Battery, Battery and Sexual Assault, Battery on a Police Officer
What does the prosecutor have to prove?
“1. Defendant willfully touched the victim in a harmful or offensive manner, and
2. Victim suffered serious bodily injury as a result of the force. [Cal Crim No. 925]
With probation 0-364 days
Misdemeanor: 180-364 days”